ENTERPRISE SOLUTION ROLLS AJAX AND MASH-UPS.ActiveGrid, Inc. has introduced ActiveGrid Studio 2.0, the industry's first development environment specifically engineered for enterprise Web 2.0 application development. The company also announced the release of ActiveGrid Server 2.0, an application server that allows companies to deploy Web 2.0 apps across "lightweight," commodity machines -- the same winning application architecture formula proven out by Internet leaders such as Google, Yahoo! and Amazon.
On the Internet, numerous consumer Web 2.0 applications today demonstrate the power of rich user interfaces and tying together multiple data sources. In enterprise, Global 2000 corporations similarly seek to evolve their web applications. ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 is now the first enterprise solution on the market that rolls AJAX, mash-ups, and the ability to take advantage of exposed back-ends in SOA (1) (Start Of Authority) The first record in a DNS zone file. See DNS records.
(2) (Service Oriented Architecture) The modularization of business functions for greater flexibility and reusability. architectures into a development tool that's easy to use and optimized for common enterprise configurations.
"There's been a ton of hype around Web 2.0, 'mash-ups,' and AJAX for a couple of years now, but ActiveGrid has become the first vendor to actually release the type of development and deployment tools that make these cool new web apps accessible to developers at Global 2000 companies," said Peter Yared, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. at ActiveGrid. "We're about to see Web 2.0 make a big jump from its consumer web site origins into primetime enterprise application development."
After calling on Sun to open source Java, ActiveGrid has also added numerous updates to the "Jython" project that runs Python within the Java virtual machine A Java interpreter. The Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is software that converts the Java intermediate language (bytecode) into machine language and executes it. The original JVM came from the JavaSoft division of Sun. , and is bringing the best of the Web 2.0 LAMP technology to Java servers such as Apache Tomc at, BEA WebLogic, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) Websphere, Sun Java System Application Server A J2EE-compliant, Web-based application server from Sun. It supports C, C++ and Java applications, Java servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSPs) and Enterprise JavaBeans. From more recent to earliest, the product was formerly Sun ONE Application Server, iPlanet Application Server and Netscape , and JBOSS. ActiveGrid developers can now code in Python, PHP (PHP Hypertext Preprocessor) A scripting language used to create dynamic Web pages. With syntax from C, Java and Perl, PHP code is embedded within HTML pages for server side execution. , or Java, and are able to deploy applications to either Apache or Java infrastructures.
With the Enterprise Web 2.0 releases, ActiveGrid further extends the dynamic caching, LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) A protocol used to access a directory listing. LDAP support is implemented in Web browsers and e-mail programs, which can query an LDAP-compliant directory. integration and load- balancing capabilities of the ActiveGrid Studio and ActiveGrid Server products. ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 also boasts sophisticated new user interface and design capabilities for enterprise Web 2.0 developers, including:
ActiveGrid Enterprise Web 2.0 customers today are developing new dashboards that integrate multiple data sources on the front-end; "mashing-up" mission critical enterprise applications like CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ; and building new types of CSR (1) (Customer Service Representative) A person who handles a customer's request regarding a bill, account changes or service or merchandise ordered. Agents in call centers are known as CSRs. See call center. applications that integrate multiple HR services.
ActiveGrid Studio 2.0 also features an improved look and feel, with a broad range of additional choices in new skins, colors, menus and wizards.
ActiveGrid Studio and ActiveGrid Server, Open Source Edition are available under the Apache Software License 2.0. ActiveGrid Server, Commercial Edition is available on a subscription basis for $8,000 to $12,000 per server per year, depending on volume. To download the open source or evaluation version of the software, go to http://www.activegrid.com/try. To learn more, contact: email@example.com.
ActiveGrid, the Enterprise Web 2.0 company, simplifies the development and deployment of rich, interactive web applications for Global 2000 corporations. Taking the best practices proven out by leading Internet players, and adding enterprise-ready tooling, SOA and security features to the proven LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python/Perl) software stack, ActiveGrid makes it possible to quickly and inexpensively build and run the next generation of enterprise- class Web 2.0 applications on existing Apache and Java infrastructures.
ActiveGrid can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.activegrid.com/.
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